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    I bought the arrowhead Potomac underquilt which...

    I bought the arrowhead Potomac underquilt which is made specifically for Hennessy models. It has attachments for the side tie outs. It’s basically 10 minutes of work with a friend to help you get...
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    I’m a little late to this party, but I’ve had...

    I’m a little late to this party, but I’ve had similar a experience. Woke up and started taking down the hammock and spent maybe 30 minutes working the Beckett hutch loose. I have a backpacker...
  3. You can use the stock model as a chair and you...

    You can use the stock model as a chair and you can lounge back to a limited degree. Pictures would be easier than words to describe here... but basically, stand outside the hammock, walk to the...
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    Snapped up a pair of superflies for my wife and...

    Snapped up a pair of superflies for my wife and I. Ought to help out on windy, rainy hikes! Great prices...
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    My wife uses the setup you're putting together. ...

    My wife uses the setup you're putting together. Works really well for her.

    I arranged hers with a larks head right in the stock suspension line to affix a small climbing specced carabiner on each...
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    I have not, myself. Looks interesting though,...

    I have not, myself. Looks interesting though, and given the way Hennessey designs and builds the rest of their products I'd feel confident that it's well thought out and well manufactured. If you...
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    I use them to hang my footwear whenever I don't...

    I use them to hang my footwear whenever I don't want them outside the hammock overnight.

    The downside of course is that boots/sneakers/whatever are always dirty so you risk getting dirt and junk...
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    I picked up an Expedition bottom entry last year....

    I picked up an Expedition bottom entry last year. I was comparing on weight and price. After you add up all of the individual parts that make up the Hennessy system, you are carrying more weight...
  9. I've had my super shelter down to 22 F and on the...

    I've had my super shelter down to 22 F and on the other end I was up to around 65 degrees.

    The super shelter's strength is its versatility. That and it's price point.

    I agree with what the...
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    Re: my above post, that should be "amsteel" but...

    Re: my above post, that should be "amsteel" but autocorrect does what it will and I wasn't paying close enough attention to catch the error.
  11. Another alternative is the Eno Atlas strap or...

    Another alternative is the Eno Atlas strap or Helios suspension. You'll need to affix a carabiner to the stock suspension beyond your tarp attachments as mentioned above.

    Eno has absolutely dummy...
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    Check out the various a steel products. For...

    Check out the various a steel products. For example, dutchwaregear.com offers a steel in 25 foot lengths (did heaven tab, rope section). That stuff is very light and very strong.

    My Expedition...
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    I think the Expedition will work great for you. ...

    I think the Expedition will work great for you. I am 5'9" and around 150lbs, so we are practically the same build, and I fit fine in my Expedition. Bottom entry is a different animal to a zip style...
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    Presently, I have a total of 5. 2 Hennessy...

    Presently, I have a total of 5.

    2 Hennessy hammocks as my primary backpacking rigs
    2 diy jobs that are just a sheet/tablecloth
    1 monster diy with integrated insulation. 12 feet long,...
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    I did extensive research prior to making my first...

    I did extensive research prior to making my first hammock purchase, and I too chose the HH Expedition. It seemed an ideal balance of weight, utility and price. You can get cheaper... But not with...
  16. The two rings in the sides, one at the shoulder...

    The two rings in the sides, one at the shoulder and the other at the feet, are there to clip the Radiant Bubble Pad into place. Those attachments won't stop it from moving around some, but it ought...
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    Bummer, I'll be in Maine for family vacation that...

    Bummer, I'll be in Maine for family vacation that weekend. i was really hoping I could make this one as it is practically next door to me!

    If we get back in time I may zip over to say hi, but I...
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    I'm just back from the NEHHA "spring" hang. The...

    I'm just back from the NEHHA "spring" hang. The calendar says its spring but the low temps of 27*F and 22*F certainly felt rather more like winter to me!!

    I added an old sleeping bag to the stock...
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    I don't have any pictures to post, but... what a...

    I don't have any pictures to post, but... what a great weekend!

    This was my first hang so I went in not really knowing what to expect and had an open mind about it. I was happy to find such a...
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    I'll be hitting the road shortly - ETA of around...

    I'll be hitting the road shortly - ETA of around 1-2pm!
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    You haven't seen me yet!! haha!! I'm really...

    You haven't seen me yet!! haha!!


    I'm really excited for this too!

    What time is this going to kick off?
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    As a new person to the group I'll just say that...

    As a new person to the group I'll just say that I'm happy either way and whichever charity others would prefer is fine with me.

    I have a pair of "6-in-1" knives that I'd be willing to part with...
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    Aside from food and the tweaking I'll do all...

    Aside from food and the tweaking I'll do all week.... I'm packed and ready to go!! Woo hoo!
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    I'll make up a few batches and bring them along :)

    I'll make up a few batches and bring them along :)
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    How about "pancakes" where the batter is made of...

    How about "pancakes" where the batter is made of egg, banana and ground flax seed? It's more of a Swedish breakfast consistency but tastes great!
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    Out Like a Lamb

    Last day of March...
    71 degrees F...
    Swinging in the hammock listening to music and enjoying the warmth and the breeze!

    Not a bad afternoons! Anybody else taking advantage of the warming...
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    I've been busy lately and haven't touched base on...

    I've been busy lately and haven't touched base on the forums, but I'm super excited about the hang! I've got the whole time Friday to Sunday blocked off.

    I'm not sure what to bring for food.......
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    Well, on the one hand, dressing makes the salad...

    Well, on the one hand, dressing makes the salad taste good, especially if you have some nice balsamic vinaigrette or something like that. But on the other hand, many dressings aren't very healthy...
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    Cats are awfully particular critters. Very...

    Cats are awfully particular critters. Very individual in their tastes, too.

    That said, they almost all like a warm place to curl up and nap. Try clearing away any soft cozy places in your home,...
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    All of the research I've done points to the idea...

    All of the research I've done points to the idea that adding insulating layers to the Super Shelter adds to your overall warmth.

    In fact I think that is one of the big benefits of the Super...
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    I'm just goofing off :)

    I'm just goofing off :)
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    Haha fair enough! You don't think it will be...

    Haha fair enough!

    You don't think it will be COLD in April do you??? 0_0
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    I promise I won't wuss out on this one!!! Honest!...

    I promise I won't wuss out on this one!!! Honest! I'm looking forward to it :)
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    I'm not quite there with hammocks yet (yet!), but...

    I'm not quite there with hammocks yet (yet!), but I can't pass a cliff side without considering possible climbing routes...
  35. Thread: wits end

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    I will also advocate for experimenting with...

    I will also advocate for experimenting with different ways to hang each hammock. The common wisdom is head end lower with a 30* suspension angle, but you may find that adjusting things in either...
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    A caribiners is weight that could be taken out of...

    A caribiners is weight that could be taken out of the system. That's the best reason to try to get rid of it that I can think of. I use caribiners myself, they aren't THAT much extra weight if you...
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    That's one of my favorite things about camping. ...

    That's one of my favorite things about camping. I speak for myself at least, I tend to not think much about just how much LIFE is going on around me in the world, as when you live and work indoors,...
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    Awesome! Your yard is a great place to kick the...

    Awesome! Your yard is a great place to kick the tires and get a feel for how to use your equipment. I'm fairly new myself, and I've spent a few nights in the woods behind my house. I even strung...
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    As a child (10ish perhaps) I was camping in a...

    As a child (10ish perhaps) I was camping in a campground in New Hampshire with my family. Late one night, we're all bedded down comfortably in the pop up camper we used at the time, and a...
  40. I'll be using the tree huggers that came with my...

    I'll be using the tree huggers that came with my Hennessy around the tree. I'm researching for a rope/strap/whatever to be attached to the tree hugger.



    My 4oz goal is calculated without the...
  41. Relative quality of line for Marlin Spike Hitch

    I'm planning on transitioning to a marlin spike hitch with a carabiner as the toggle (see this thread for the thought and responses). I'm splitting this question off into its own thread because the...
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    I slept all of last night hanging from the marlin...

    I slept all of last night hanging from the marlin biner hitch tied into a length of the same nylon rope that the Hennessy suspension is made out of. No noticeable slip in the hitch. Really solid,...
  43. Hurray! I picked up an Expedition this past...

    Hurray!

    I picked up an Expedition this past fall and love it. You'll have a great time hanging between the trees on your two month hike!

    I second the "make sure you get good insulation"...
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    Thanks for the prompt replies, folks! I'm glad...

    Thanks for the prompt replies, folks! I'm glad to hear that people have success with this method, and I'm happy to read about why "the knot, not just the toggle" :)


    I completely agree about...
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    Marlin Biner Hitch??

    We all know the Marlin Spike Hitch, and I'm sure we've all received Shug's excellent instruction on how to loop a whoopie sling "onto the knot, not just the toggle."

    But... I got to wondering,...
  46. mcody, don't be like me! I think this hang will...

    mcody, don't be like me! I think this hang will be awesome for you. These folk seem top notch and will be able to figure it all out for you.

    Nighthauk, thanks so much for your encouragement. As...
  47. I'll be backing out of this hang. Alas! I've...

    I'll be backing out of this hang. Alas!

    I've been on the fence ever since expressing interest in attending the hang. On the one hand... an awesome experience, make new friends, learn a truck...
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    Thanks for all of the advice everybody! That's...

    Thanks for all of the advice everybody! That's all really helpful.

    The long range (subject to change) forecast for this hang is in and it looks to be mid 30*F during the day and 25*F at night. ...
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    Snugged... do you use the shock cord in the under...

    Snugged... do you use the shock cord in the under cover to accomplish this? Or are you putting a knot into the pad's shock cord to accomplish this? I wasn't thinking about that at all. As far as I...
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    Thanks for the advice gargoyle! I have a few...

    Thanks for the advice gargoyle!

    I have a few more nights to use as practice before going outdoors and doing it "for real." 3 nights to be exact. I plan on one more night in the basement. I'll...
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